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- firing squad (sense )
- a group whose function is to kill the enemies of a tyrannical political regime or a criminal organization
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A clandestine military or paramilitary group employed to carry out political assassinations.